Owner and Medical Director
Dr. Deanna (Dee) Greer is Birch Island's fear-free certified Medical Director. She graduated in 1996 from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced in New York, California, and for the last 11 years in Jacksonville. She finished her specialty degree in 2005 and is a member of ABVP specializing in feline and canine medicine and surgery. Dr. Dee lives in Julington Creek with her husband Michael and two sons Michael (13), and Johnathan (16). The family also includes her two dogs, four cats, two rabbits, assorted fish, and a hedgehog. Her veterinary special interests include; soft tissue surgery, internal medicine in particular skin disease, behavior medicine, and pocket pets. Dr. Dee's non-veterinary interests include; anything outdoors, baseball (especially the New York Yankees!), traveling, skiing, cross-stitching, reading a good mystery novel, and most of all being a mom!
Dr. Jeffrey Nix joins the Birch Island team part-time. He graduated from Auburn University and operated his own veterinary practice in Tennessee for 30 years! He and his wife Mary, recently re-located to Ponte Vedra and now call the area home. Dr. Nix has a special interest in surgery and also enjoys involving his clients in their pet's medical diagnosis and treatments through education. In their spare time, he and his wife enjoy the beach, exploring the local sites and cuisine, and spending time with their grandchildren!
Dr. Gavron recently graduated from the Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine. Born and raised in Atlantic Beach, FL, she can’t wait to rejoin the Jacksonville community. Her special interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine, ophthalmology, and cardiology. She has two dogs, named Teddy and River, and two cats, Alfie and Chubbs. Her hobbies include traveling, spending time with friends and family, college football, and true-crime podcasts.